Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here is the new single by The xx

I'm not going to ruin this with my clumsy words. Just close your eyes and let it wash over you, like a sexy wave of gloom-pop (damn - couldn't resist).

The xx - Angels

This is also a great excuse to roll out the clip of 5 live newsreader Rachel Hodges announcing the winner of the 2009 Mercury Prize. Rachel was handed a script while she was live on air, but hit the abort button when she got to the band's name, thinking it was just a placeholder (ie: "xx have won the Mercury Prize").

As she later explained, it was an easy mistake to make if you don't like "trendy music

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